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Netherlands man dies after being struck by vehicle in Las Vegas

Updated Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 | 8:04 p.m.

A 43-year-old man from the Netherlands has died from injuries he received when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy boulevard just east of the Las Vegas Strip two weeks ago, authorities said Monday.

Roel Raatgever died Nov. 23 at University Medical Center, the Clark County coroner reported. His hometown was not disclosed.

Police said witness statements and evidence at the scene showed that Raatgever was in a crosswalk with a group of people crossing Tropicana Avenue against a signal at Koval Lane when he was struck by a 2017 Toyota Sienna minivan a little before 1:45 a.m. Nov. 15.

Police said the vehicle had a green light and the 46-year-old Las Vegas man who was driving cooperated with investigators. He showed no signs of impairment.

Raatgever's death was the 133rd traffic-related fatality in 2021 in Las Vegas police jurisdiction. Officials said it remains under investigation.